(Book). Tipbook Trumpet and Trombone, Flugelhorn and Cornet focuses on the smaller horns in the brass family, explaining all the jargon you're likely to come across when you're out to buy or rent an instrument, from bell and leadpipe material to the shape of the bore, the valves and valve slides, and all of the other elements that make up the sound and the playability of your horn. Mouthpieces, a crucial choice for every brasswind player, are dealt with in a chapter of their own. This Tipbook also covers subjects such as learning to play, maintenance and tuning, the history and the production of these instruments, and much more. HIGHLIGHTS:
• Interactive Tipcodes, audible examples of topics in the book, can be accessed at www.tipbook.com
|Publisher:||Hal Leonard Corporation|
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Table of Contents
See and Hear What You Read with Tipcodes xii
The Tipcodes in this book give you access to short videos, soundfiles, and other additional information at tipbook.com.
Chapter 1 Brass Players 1
Trumpeters, trombonists, cornet and flugelhorn players are all brass players: They play brasswind instruments, and they do so in a large variety of bands and styles of music.
Chapter 2 A Quick Tour 5
An overview of fourour brass instruments, including the main differences between these four horns.
Chapter 3 Learning to play 23
The essentials on learning to play a brass instrument, where to find a teacher, and practicing tips for brass players.
Chapter 4 Buying an Instrument 31
Brasswind prices, buying new or secondhand, and other tips before you go out shopping.
Chapter 5 A Good Instrument 39
Everything you need to know to select and audition trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns, and trombones, allowing you to buy the best instrument you can.
Chapter 6 Mouthpieces 77
A mouthpiece that perfectly fits both you and your instrument helps you get the best out of yourself and your horn.
Chapter 7 Mutes 95
The main types of mutes and their characteristics.
Chapter 8 Tuning and Accessories 101
Everything you need to do to your instrument before and after playing, including tips on tuning, stands, cases and bags, and microphones.
Chapter 9 Maintenance 119
A little maintenance is all brass instruments need to make them sound good and play well for years.
Chapter 10 History 133
The earliest ancestors of the trumpet and the trombone were introduced hundreds of years ago. A lot of history in a few words.
Chapter 11 The Brass Family 139
An introduction tosome of the main members of the brasswind family.
Chapter 12 How They're Made 147
A quick visit to a brasswind factory.
Chapter 13 Brands 151
The main trumpet and trombone brands lined up.
Chapter 14 Orchestras and Bands 157
Some of the many different types of groups and orchestras you can join as a brass player.
Chapter 15 Tips on Practicing 161
Helpful hints on how to make practicing effective and entertaining, both for brasswind players and other musicians.
Chapter 16 Being Prepared 183
Helpful hints to reduce audition anxiety and stage fright.
Tipcode List 192
All trumpet and trombone Tipcodes listed.
Where are the stockings, what do triggers do, and what is a backbore? All the main terms are explained in this brass player's glossary.
Want to Know More? 199
Books, magazines, websites, and other resources for brass players.
Trumpet Fingering Charts 203
Fingering charts for your instrument.
Trombone Slide Position Charts 211
Slide position charts for trombone players.
Essential Data 218
Two pages for essential notes on your equipment.
A complete index of terms.
The Tipbook Series 224
Brief descriptions of the other volumes in the Tipbook Series